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Día De Los Muertos

Day of the Dead


4:30pm - 6:15pm | The Quad (Rain Location: Marian Center Lounge)
Face Painting / Skull Decorating / Light Refreshments / Music

6:15pm - 6:30pm
Procession to Chapel

6:30pm - 7:30pm | Chapel in Foyle Hall
Bilingual Mass

7:30pm - 8:30pm | The Quad (Rain Location: Marian Center Lounge)
Food / Music / Skull Decorating

Día de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead in English translation, is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. It focuses on gatherings of family and friends to honor and remember friends and family members who have died. Traditions connected with the holiday include building altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. Possessions of the deceased are also left. Here at Avila, the celebration will begin with face painting, skull decorations and music at 4:30 p.m., followed by a procession from the Quad to Orscheln Chapel, a bilingual Mass at 6:30 and more food, music and skull decorating after that.